Job Posting: (non-Marc) Metadata Librarian, Univ. of Virginia

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Created: June 13, 2011


Job Posting: (non-Marc) Metadata Librarian, Univ. of Virginia

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The University of Virginia Library is seeking an individual who can provide metadata expertise and serve as the primary resource on non-MARC metadata design, structure and standards for the Library, as well as the larger university community. The incumbent will establish, document and maintain metadata policies, as appropriate; coordinate the translation of metadata between formats and participate in the integration of metadata from a variety of sources for search and display. This individual will also collaborate in the design and implementation of projects, workflows, and training involving non-MARC metadata, and create, edit, and manipulate metadata for resource description in the digital repository, library catalog, and other resources.

Education: Master Degree in Library/Information science or other Master degree.

Required: At least two years of practical experience with non-MARC metadata in a library environment. Demonstrated experience with multiple relevant XML-based standards (e.g. Dublin Core, MODS, VRA Core, METS, PREMIS). Demonstrated leadership or project management experience in a work setting. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across groups to achieve objectives. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills.

Preferred: Knowledge of digital repository systems. Demonstrated experience in the transformation of XML documents using XSLT. Knowledge of linked data and semantic web concepts. Knowledge of current cataloging rules, standards and Library of Congress subject headings. You have the ability to understand how metadata is mapped and transformed as it travels between discovery, delivery and decision support systems.

Salary and Benefits: Competitive depending on qualifications. This position has general faculty status with excellent benefits, including 22 days of vacation and TIAA/CREF and other retirement plans.

To Apply: Review of applications will begin on July 1, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply through the University of Virginia online employment website at Search by position number 0607806, complete application, and attach cover letter and resume, with contact information for three current, professional references. For assistance with this process contact Al Sapienza, Director Library Human Resources at (434) 924-3081 or (434) 243-8636.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations from members of underrepresented groups.


Published: Monday, June 13, 2011 20:26 UTC

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